Ohio police officer shot
WARREN COUNTY, Ohio – Ohio police officer shot in head and hurt by a suspect, Warren County’s coroner is releasing new information after Clearcreek Township Police Chief John Terrill said one of his officers was shot in the head and critically hurt by a suspect who was then killed by another officer.
Clearcreek Township Police Chief John Terrell told a group of reporters Tuesday night that two police officers responded to a domestic violence call and ended up in a shootout with one of the suspects. He said the suspect was killed.
Coroner Dr. Russell Aptgrove identifies the man as 65-year-old Mark Evers.
Evers died of injuries sustained by at least one bullet, according to the coroner.
The officer, who was shot in the head, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. Terrell said his condition was “stable but critical in the intensive care unit.”
The other officer was not injured.
Terrell said the injured officer had only been identified as a man who had worked in the area for “about 14 years”.
He was flown by helicopter and was breathing on his own.
An autopsy will be performed later Wednesday at the Montgomery County autopsy office.
The police chief said the other officer, a sergeant, shot and killed the suspect.
When Terrell was asked about a possible recovery, he said the officer “was shot in the head, so we’re not quite sure how that happened yet.”
WXIX reports that this is the first police shooting of the Clearcreek Township Police Department in its 47-year history.
The department has lost two officers in incidents other than shootings in recent years.
Sgt. Larry Cornett died unexpectedly in June 2018 and Officer Jared Lee died in a car accident in January 2019.